Sons in the Shadow is a wonderful book. I was particularly moved by the "Forbes and Fallout" and "Never Sell - Never?" chapters. I admire Park's honesty and bravery in putting all this down on paper (and I loved naming the dog "Forbes"). Having grown up in a family business (albeit on a much smaller scale), I'm alive to the politics involved. My grandfather, J.J. O'Rourke, started O'Rourke Buick in Toldeo, Ohio and everyone in my enormous Irish family was involved. (My first job was there, of course.) I took my wife to meet my family and she said, afterward, "All anybody talks about is your Grandpa Jake - and he's been dead for 50 years." I told her, "They'll still be talking when he's been dead for 100." Sounds like the same will be true of the senior Roy Park.
I also want to thank the author for a thought I intend to drill in to my children: "God gave us a soul. Our duty is to give it meaning. He wants it back."
Congratulations on a splendid book - one that should be a text in every MBA program. Business is a lot more than a bunch of numbers. (As some business types on Wall Street have been finding out.) Everything in life is about people. We can finish our MBA studies or our Poly Sci studies or our J-School studies, or whatever, but we're never done with our study of people. And Park has written a great one. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
There are countless thousands of S.O.B.s and grandsons of the Boss, the original entrepreneur who started a family business. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Lawrence Grey
Sons in the Shadow is a compelling and important book. It is a biography, of the author’s father Roy H. Park, and an autobiography. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Roger Sibley
This is a meaningful book by the son of a media mogul who had become a billionaire. It's about their business and personal relationship, the good and the bad. Author Roy Park Jr. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard Cole
I enjoyed reading Sons in the Shadow and really could not put the book down. The author's father impacted my life, as well and I learned a lot from him, too. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lewis Cosby
"Sons in the Shadow" is a wonderful book, written with a very daring sense of honesty. It embodies a genuine study of the family life of a dedicated businessman... Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by Roger R. Fernández
The work "Sons in the Shadow" impressed me as honest, reflective, deeply philosophical and more personal than expected. Read morePublished on March 5, 2011 by Charles W. Dent
Sons in the Shadow is a wonderful book. I was particularly moved by the "Forbes and Fallout" and "Never Sell - Never?" chapters. Read morePublished on September 3, 2010 by Patrick Jake O'Rourke, Author
I could not resist the desire to express my feelings how much I enjoyed the book. I believe the book was extremely well written, and because both the author and I were raised and... Read morePublished on July 24, 2010 by Stuart Lewis
Enjoyed perusing the other "reader reviews" and heartily concur. So as not to be repetitous, let me dwell on a few points independent of the others. Read morePublished on October 2, 2009 by john roberts